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Why The Most Advanced 3D Printed Nasal Swabs Aren’t Just 3D Printed

Why The Most Advanced 3D Printed Nasal Swabs Aren’t Just 3D Printed

Written by Paul

December 15, 2020


When it comes to a Covid-19 test, comfort isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. The initial mental image tends to be more along the lines of a long thin stick being shoved unceremoniously to the far reaches of the nasal cavity.


Some have called the sensation “brain-tickling,” which is just charming. As the pandemic continues on in late 2020, though, with case numbers still on the rise, testing equipment remains a major need around the globe. In order to properly diagnose cases and keep track of the spread, nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs are in great demand. With a novel virus quickly depleting existing testing swab stores, these products have been facing the difficulties of supply chain distortions alongside a need-it-now necessity. 3D Printed Nasopharyngeal Swabs A man leans back with a nasopharyngeal test swab in his nose. Among the supply chain responses that have proven most effective this year, 3D printing has been responding to the need for speedier manufacturing . This has included production of a significant amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) and testing goods like NP swabs. In March, HP Inc. joined the companies across the additive manufacturing (AM / 3D printing) industry that turned […]

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